Environment & Sustainable Development

  • Building a Multiple-Use Forest Management Framework to Conserve Biodiversity in the Caspian Hyrcanian Forest Landscape Building a Multiple-Use Forest Management Framework to Conserve Biodiversity in the Caspian Hyrcanian Forest LandscapeThe project will conserve biodiversity in key landscapes within the Caspian Hyrcanian broadleaf deciduous forest ecoregion which cover an area of approximately 1.8 million hectares. The ecoregion is recognised for its high levels of endemism; it is also an important storehouse of threatened species.

  • Carbon Sequestration Project (CSP) - Phase IICarbon Sequestration Project (CSP) - Phase IIThe CSP project aims to achieve an area-based development outcomes that sustain eco-system services - including carbon reduction - and socio-economic development - including employment and income generation.The Project is implemented through partnership between the Iranian Ministry of Jihad Agriculture (Forest, Range and Watershed Organization), Ministry of Interior’s Provincial Governorates and UNDP.

  • Conservation Of Iranian Wetlands Project - Phase II (Scale-up)Conservation Of Iranian Wetlands Project - Phase II (Scale-up)The scale-up phase of the CIWP runs from 1 May 2013 to 31 Dec. 2014. The goal of this project is to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of Iran’s system of wetland protected areas as a tool for conserving globally significant biodiversity. The project is implemented through partnership with Iran's Department of Environment, Ramsar Regional Center in West and Central Asia and UNDP.

  • Conservation of Asiatic cheetah (CACP)- Phase IIConservation of Asiatic cheetah (CACP)- Phase IIThe CACP is a long standing initiative between Iran’s Department of Environment, UNDP and a number of committed international partners, namely the Wildlife Conservation Society, Panthera, Cheetah Conservation Fund and IUCN’s Cat Specialist Group.

  • Conservation of Biodiversity in Central Zagros Landscapes Conservation of Biodiversity in Central Zagros LandscapesThe project aims to establish a novel type of collaborative conservation system in which all stakeholder groups are fully engaged in planning, implementing and monitoring of resource management planning to ensure the protection and sustainability of use and exploitation of all biodiversity, renewable natural resources and ecological processes.

  • Enabling I.R. Iran to Prepare its Third National Communication to UNFCCCEnabling I.R. Iran to Prepare its Third National Communication to UNFCCCThe core elements of the national communications for both Annex I and non-Annex I Parties are information on emissions and removals of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and details of the activities a Party has undertaken to implement the Convention. In Iran, all three NCs were supported by GEF with the UNDP as the UN implementing agency.

  • GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP)GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP)I.R. Iran was the 54th country that joined the programme in 2001 in GEF Operational Phase Two and continued during GEF Operational Phases three, four and is currently in the fifth phase.


UNDP works closely with a number of our committed partners within the Government as well as Iran’s civil society to support national efforts in sustainably managing the environment and addressing persistent environmental challenges. The crux of our work also addresses global environmental issues of climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation, challenges faced in management of international water bodies and ozone layer depletion, while at the same time addressing national priorities in environmental conservation. We also support Iran to fulfill its commitments as a party to various global environmental treaties and conventions.

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